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Request Collection access

  • Our Reading Room is open to the public 10.00am to 1.00pm, Monday to Friday. (excluding public holidays).
  • Bookings to view and access material in the AIATSIS Collection are available between 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and must be booked two weeks in advance.

We have implemented safety measures under our CovidSafe Public Spaces Plan to ensure the Institute is a safe place for both staff and our clients.

If your request is not related to accessing or using the AIATSIS Collection, please use our contact form to help us direct your enquiry.

Browse our frequently asked questions that cover a range of our programs, projects and services.

Please select the type of request you wish to make
Covid safe requirement

By making this appointment to enter AIATSIS, I agree to:

  • Use hand sanitiser
  • Wash my hands well and often
  • Wipe down surfaces before and after use
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Stay home if unwell
Do you identify as an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander person
Purpose of use

Number of hours or days

Bookings must be two weeks in advance.

Purpose of visit

We encourage you to search our collection catalogue Mura, and upload as an attachment below:

  • a list you have created using Mura, or
  • the web address (URL) of the catalogue record for each item, or
  • the full text of the catalogue records for each item, copy-pasted from Mura

Please also tell us the names of the particular people, languages, places or subjects you are interested in.

Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx.

AIATSIS internal use only

Please only check this if you are an AIATSIS staff member.

The information you are asked to provide to AIATSIS is personal information and is protected by the Privacy Act 1988. AIATSIS will not disclose this information to other parties other than in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and handle your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy.

Last updated: 12 July 2021